It’s hard to imagine someone could be so boneheaded. It’s even harder to imagine he would proudly admit it. In an upcoming interview in Ebony Magazine, Samuel L. Jackson admits that he voted for Barack Obama for one reason. Obama is black. There are several major things that are wrong and annoying about this, but the primary annoying thing about Jackson’s vote is that it is the exact racism that many conservatives were wrongly accused of. But to be sure, the fact that Jackson voted based on race is not a surprise. Many on the left and some on the right voted for Obama simply because of his skin color. They are just as ignorant as those who voted against Obama because he is black.
“I voted for Barack because he was black. ‘Cuz that’s why other folks vote for other people — because they look like them … That’s American politics, pure and simple. [Obama’s] message didn’t mean [bleep] to me.”
– Samuel L. Jackson
I beg to differ, Mr. Jackson. There are many of us Americans who vote for candidates because of their message. believe it or not, many of us think our vote actually means something more than racist solidarity. If national elections boil down to which skin color and gender holds the majority in our country, then our country is doomed to a very quick and painful death. I hope Jackson has a change of heart and decides to educate himself on the issues before the 2012 election. One thing is for sure: ignorant people elect terrible leaders.
Jackson went on to eloquently suggest that Obama wasn’t enough of a (N-word) because he isn’t scary enough, and that he needs to become more of one in his next term. Yes, that sounds like exactly what our country needs. God save the electorate from people like Samuel L. Jackson.
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